A customer at a Georgetown, Delaware salvage yard was fatally injured after being trapped underneath a car. The 41-year-old victim from Salisbury, Maryland attempted to remove a part from under the vehicle when the accident occurred at the salvage yard on Tuesday afternoon around 1 pm. Apparently, a jack was used to raise the vehicle, and became dislodged from the jack, which then trapped the customer beneath the car. He succumbed to his fatal injuries at the scene of the accident.
Property owners are responsible for maintaining the safety and upkeep of the buildings they own. If a property is not well-maintained, and contains hazards at the premises, the property owners could be held liable for any personal injuries sustained by visitors to the property and/or their employees. Unfortunately, slip-and-fall accidents commonly occur at properties or businesses where owners were negligent in their maintenance of the premises.
If you or someone you love sustained personal injuries due to a property owners’ negligence, contact our Wilmington premises liability lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow. Call (302) 427-9500 or contact us online to see how we can help you. With offices in Wilmington, Bear, and Milford, Delaware, we serve clients throughout Hockessin, Newark, Glasgow, Middletown, Smyrna, Dover, Lewes, Georgetown, and Seaford as well as communities in New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County.